Masters degrees in Office Administration provide advanced training in the management techniques involved with office administration for a variety of organisations.
Courses are typically taught MA or MSc degrees, though research oriented MRes programmes may also be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject. Sufficient work experience may be accepted in some cases.
A Masters in this field will offer you a very practical and vocational approach to learning, while building your academic knowledge and business acumen.
You will learn how to undertake a range of tasks for professional practice, from simple procedures such as word processing and copywriting, answering phone and email correspondence, and ordering office supplies.
More advanced tasks include scheduling meetings and conferences, keeping filing systems up to date, and managing payroll systems. Consideration is also given to matters such as health and safety regulations and other legal requirements.
Careers are not simply limited to administration roles within SMEs (small/medium enterprises). They can also include positions within public administration in a variety of industries, as well as consultancy for large NGOs (non-governmental organisations), and legislative positions within government agencies.